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Feb 25, 2013 8:30am EST
to the white house. they'll be meeting with president obama and first lady michelle obama. vice president joe biden and his wife jill will also address the governors, and that'll happen at about 10:45 eastern. we will have live coverage of that here on c-span2. and we have more now from the national governors' association session focused on education, specifically the training, recruitment and retention of teachers and education leaders. governors heard from two presenters on the subject, co-director of the advocacy group public interest and an education scholar with the american enterprise institute. the discussion was led by connecticut governor dan malloy who chairs the national governors' association education and work force committee, also vice chair iowa governor terry branstad. this entire session lasts about an hour and a half. we'll show you as much of it as we can until the event with the president, and that'll happen in 45 minutes. >> the meeting of the national governors' association education and work force committee is called to order. thank you for joining us today. i'm daniel
CSPAN
Feb 14, 2013 8:00pm EST
-span premiering the first season of first ladies. from martha washington to michelle obama. in a first of the kind on television. today in a 58-40 cloture voted. they blocked chuck hagel being the sex -- secretary of defense. next the hour long debate on the nomination. they said they will not vote for cloture today, i think it's too bad. there's been more than enough time to read the additional speeches that have been coming in. the argument raced beyond that i know has do with the payment an equity fund that was received has been fully explained. as a highly reputable fund that senator hagel was an adviser to like many other reputable people. i think the continuation what amounts to filibuster is too bad when there's a secretary of defense who is leafing to go back to california. we need to have our new secretary of defense in place given the circumstances in this world. we have a budget crisis in this country, our scwesser is confronting us. that's sequester will have a damaging effect on the deference department, on the men and women in uniform. and on the programs, the equipment, the training
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2013 6:00am EST
involved early. they didn't need to give as much money. >> that's exactly right. two words, michelle obama, we put her out there in big ways. to jen sport, to make people understand how tough this is going to be, because this was the spring when you guys get going longer and longer, our people kept saying, especially online contributors were like, wake us up when this guy decides to leaders. >> what were you guys doing on primary night? i mean the big night. these national conversation on politics, but i once had what were you guys trying to? >> we watched closely and they were good opportunities for us to kind of inter- into the commentary and share with our folks and jabs underneath it and it was also a chance for us to see how the message was unfolding. there were things that were said and debates that we kept a good notes on an popped up later on in the campaign. >> matt, you've been quoted on this before about the issue of immigration coming up and going after rick perry. do you still stand by what come you feel as if -- >> flip-flop. >> no, but you overreacted, overreacted to rick pe
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
everyday americans to the speech. so that is how the tradition started, and first lady michelle obama expected to have guests in many her box relate -- in her box related to the issue over gun control. our coverage here on c-span for state of the union address starting at 8 p.m. eastern time here on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org for more details. back to question for all of you about sequestration. spending cuts versus tax increases? what do you think should happen? should there be compromise perhaps? john mccain, the senator, republican, from arizona sparked this headline in "the washington post": mccain says maybe to new taxes to avert sequestration. here's what he had to say. >> the president is the same one that during the campaign said it's not going happen. remember that? he just dismissed it. and a lot of us, in fact, lindsey graham, kelly ayotte and i were traveling around the country warning about what was going to happen as a result of sequestration, and it is devastating. the world is very dangerous. i'm sorry i'm a little emotional about, but the men and women servin
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 8:00pm EST
, including mental health care for our wounded warriors -- [applause] president obama: supporting our military families, giving our veterans the benefits and education and job opportunities they have earned. i want to thank my wife, michelle, and dr. jill biden for their continued dedication to serving our military families as well as they have served us. thank you, honey, thank you, jill. [applause] president obama: defending our freedom, though, is not just the job of our military alone. we must all do our part to make sure our god-given rights are protected here at home. that includes one of the most fundamental rights of a democracy, the right to vote. [applause] president obama: when any american no matter where they live, or what their party, are denied that right, because they can't afford to wait for five or six or seven hours just to cast their ballot? we are betraying our ideals. [applause] president obama: so, tonight i'm announcing a nonpartisan commission to improve the voting experience in america, and it definitely needs improvement. i'm asking two long-time experts
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